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Ring Floodlight Cam review
Posted on 15-Oct-2017 15:22Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

Ring, the company that makes smart doorbells expanded its offering in New Zealand with the introduction of their latest Floodlight Cam. As the name implies the Floodlight Cam packages the common floodlight features with smart detection and recording capabilities, making it your first line of defence in a home security setup. Comments (Comments)

Fitbit launches Ionic, its health and fitness smartwatch
Posted on 12-Oct-2017 15:52Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Fitbit's first smartwatch debuts with personalised guidance, on-device dynamic workouts, relative SpO2 sensor, industry-leading GPS, swim tracking, on-board music, contactless payments and multi-day battery life - in addition to a partnership with Adidas to deliver the Fitbit Ionic special edition and training programmes. Comments (Comments)

FUJIFILM introduces X-E3 mirrorless camera with wireless connectivity
Posted on 18-Sep-2017 13:53Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The new FUJIFILM X-E3 pairs with smart devices via Bluetooth, enabling photographers to wirelessly transfer files. Comments (Comments)

Vodafone initiative enhances te reo Maori pronunciation on Google Maps
Posted on 8-Sep-2017 10:40Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Vodafone has launched an online platform, developed with Google Maps, to give New Zealanders an opportunity to identify te reo Maori place names that are being mispronounced on Google Maps. Comments (Comments)

Synology RT2600ac router review
Posted on 6-Sep-2017 19:50Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

Synology expanded its router lineup with a faster, more powerful network device. Comments (Comments)

Sumo Air inflatable chair review
Posted on 6-Sep-2017 19:38Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

Spring is here and Summer is not far away. The Sumo Air inflatable chair might just be what you need to enjoy the outdoors in comfort. Comments (Comments)

Garmin introduce Garmin vivoactive 3
Posted on 1-Sep-2017 18:38Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The vivoactive 3 is a GPS smartwatch that introduces Garmin Pay, a contactless payment solution that lets users make secure payments from the watch, no phone or wallet required. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand consumers ahead of the curve in digital
Posted on 24-Aug-2017 15:47Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Report shows that New Zealand is now a top performer in adoption and usage of digital services. Comments (Comments)

Samsung expands with connect Gear S3 Frontier
Posted on 17-Aug-2017 15:55Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Latest released variant of the Samsung Gear S3 delivers a sophisticated, timeless design and enhanced standalone features. Comments (Comments)

Volvo Cars to go all electric
Posted on 6-Jul-2017 20:22Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Volvo Cars has announced that every Volvo it launches from 2019 will have an electric motor, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine (ICE) and placing electrification at the core of its future business. Comments (Comments)

Epson launches Moverio BT-300 AR Smartglasses
Posted on 29-Jun-2017 20:13Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Silicon-based OLED display technology enables true mobile AR capabilities. Comments (Comments)

iStorage diskAshur 2 review
Posted on 28-May-2017 14:52Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

I recently had the chance to review the iStorage USB memory drives but what if you need larger storage for entire laptop backups or large file transfers? Take a look at the new iStorage diskAshur2 secure external drives. Comments (Comments)

Petcube Play review
Posted on 13-May-2017 16:53Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

Here's an idea: get a WiFi camera, add something we all know pets love to play with (laser!), overlay a social network for pets and a sleek design. You get Petcube Play. Comments (Comments)

New EV chargers to be installed in Spark phone boxes around Wellington
Posted on 18-Apr-2017 10:31Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Spark and the Wellington City Council have today announced an exciting new partnership extending the "Spark Plugs" initiative, adding Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers to Spark phone boxes in a number of locations around the city. Comments (Comments)

datAshur Pro review
Posted on 4-Apr-2017 15:29Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics, by M Freitas

As far as data security goes, most USB flash drives are rated pretty-low. You see, security can only be strong when it's easy to use and people won't go through lots of procedures to get a half-good experience - even when data security is at risk. This is not the case with the datAshur Pro. Comments (Comments)

Fitbit introduces Alta HR
Posted on 8-Mar-2017 19:31Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Fitbit announces Sleep Stages, powered by PurePulse heart rate technology, to analyse light, deep and REM sleep, and Sleep Insights to provide guidance to help improve your sleep; developed with a panel of leading sleep experts from Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University and the University of Arizona. Comments (Comments)

New drone technology by Jaguar Land Rover to help Red Cross save lives
Posted on 8-Mar-2017 19:26Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) has designed and engineered a bespoke version of the new Land Rover Discovery for use by the Austrian Red Cross. Comments (Comments)

Volvo XC60 to have new technology to prevent head-on collisions
Posted on 2-Mar-2017 18:54Tags News, Consumer Electronics

New semi-autonomous vehicle technology to be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show next week will prevent head-on collisions by automatically steering vehicles out of the path of ongoing coming cars if they are travelling in the wrong lane. Comments (Comments)

OPPO unveils 5x dual-camera zoom for smartphones
Posted on 2-Mar-2017 18:44Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The technology offers 5x lossless zoom capability on a smartphone, a breakthrough innovation that sets the bar higher when compared to the 2x zoom functions available in the market today. Comments (Comments)

New Bluetooth speaker, Decibel to be user-upgradeable, customisable
Posted on 2-Mar-2017 18:00Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Module has planned Decibel’s lifecycle to far exceed other devices in its category. It is modular, user-upgradeable, customisable, repairable, and recyclable design is a departure from the way traditional consumer technology is manufactured. Comments (Comments)

D-Link launches first Apple HomeKit-enabled camera Omna 180 Cam HD
Posted on 27-Feb-2017 09:31Tags News, Consumer Electronics

The Omna 180 Cam HD provides an easy way for users to monitor their home for extra peace of mind. Omna's HomeKit integration allows users to be "always home" and includes advanced security features with end-to-end encryption and authentication between the camera and an iPhone or iPad. Comments (Comments)

New Zealand company kickstart valve amplifier project
Posted on 20-Feb-2017 15:00Tags News, Consumer Electronics

IMS Electronics, a New Zealand based manufacturer of audio products has just announced their 'Desktop Valve Amplifier', a compact hybrid valve amplifier with head turning good looks. Comments (Comments)

Ring launches connected floodlight cam
Posted on 5-Jan-2017 11:48Tags News, Consumer Electronics

Ring has announced the Ring Floodlight Cam, an outdoor home security system that transforms the ordinary floodlight into a one-of-a-kind home security device by adding Ring's proactive vision technology and smart home ecosystem to the standard floodlight. Comments (Comments)

Huawei Mate 9 review
Posted on 15-Dec-2016 07:14Tags Reviews, Consumer Electronics

For the last three weeks I have been using the Huawei Mate 9 full time. The verdict is easy: a great smartphone. Comments (Comments)

Samsung Smart Fridge lands in New Zealand
Posted on 9-Dec-2016 10:30Tags News, Consumer Electronics

New Family Hub refrigerator features a built in WiFi enabled touchscreen that lets you manage groceries and connect with your family. Comments (Comments)


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